What is Fibromyalgia: A Fresh Perspective on a Very Real Condition

What is Fibromyalgia: A Fresh Perspective on a Very Real Condition

Before we discuss Fibromyalgia, I want to start things off with a quick disclaimer. The information in this article draws from my clinical experience as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist). It’s what I’ve come to understand actively trying to solve the Fibromyalgia puzzle for my patients.…

What is the Best Way to Stretch? (Hint: Power Band)

What is the Best Way to Stretch? (Hint: Power Band)

Hopefully, you have some awareness of the power band. It’s a game-changer. Not to be confused with the controversial power band bracelets, the power band (or jump stretch band) is legitimately one of the most important recent additions to the mobility landscape. Not only has this little…

Why the Best Treatment For Achilles Tendonitis Involves the Whole Leg

Why the Best Treatment For Achilles Tendonitis Involves the Whole Leg

If you’re reading this there’s a strong chance you, or someone you know has Achilles tendonitis. And as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) I completely understand how frustrating it can be. This type of Achilles pain can be hard to shake quickly and can genuinely persist…

How to Treat the Hidden Cause of Osgood Schlatter Disease

How to Treat the Hidden Cause of Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a common cause of knee pain in children and young athletes. It’s traditionally categorized as growing pains yet this label often complicates a swift recovery. As a Physiotherapist actively trying to better understand and solve OSD, it seems we might…

Why the True Cause of Hamstring Injury is Back Dysfunction: (ft. Cyril Rioli)

Why the True Cause of Hamstring Injury is Back Dysfunction: (ft. Cyril Rioli)

The hamstring injury is far too common. Despite the time and effort, we devote to its prevention and treatment it’s still so frequent. In the Australian Football League (AFL) alone, new hamstring injury rates have barely shifted for the best part of six years. This…

Why Stomach Sleeping Isn’t Bad for Your Neck

Why Stomach Sleeping Isn’t Bad for Your Neck

Do you avoid stomach sleeping to protect your neck? It’s understandable if you do because it makes perfect sense. Lying on your stomach with your neck twisted to one side for too long can eventually make it sore. It seems a no-brainer. So this may sound strange…

Why the Best Treatment For Knee Tendonitis Involves the  Back (ft. Jaeger O’Meara)

Why the Best Treatment For Knee Tendonitis Involves the Back (ft. Jaeger O’Meara)

Knee tendonitis can be a persistent and tricky beast to conquer. The road to recovery is often paved with ups and downs, false starts and frustrations – sometimes culminating in a less than positive experience for some. As an industry, we do a great job…

13 Health & Fitness Myths You Didn’t Realize Were False (#13 is Vital)

13 Health & Fitness Myths You Didn’t Realize Were False (#13 is Vital)

Are you aware of any current health and fitness myths? Interestingly, health and fitness myths can be hard to pick unless you have some direct connection to them. All good myths are based in just enough reality that they could be true, particularly if you’re…

Why the Best Treatment for Tennis Elbow Involves the Neck

Why the Best Treatment for Tennis Elbow Involves the Neck

If you’ve had Tennis Elbow before you’ll understand how frustrating it can be. It’s stubborn, persistent and often compounded by a lack of obvious triggers. But did you know that it may be more than just isolated elbow pain? That there’s an important piece of…

What Makes a Good Shoe and Why Modern Shoes Stink

What Makes a Good Shoe and Why Modern Shoes Stink

What makes a good shoe? Consider this the next time you’re looking at your shoe collection because there’s every chance you won’t have many that make the cut. No doubt they all look and feel great, but what physical legacy are they leaving behind? Particularly…